Battery of the Refubrished iPhone

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  1. ikaveh macrumors regular

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    Hi to all
    I recently exchanged my iphone with a refubrished one in Apple Store because of its battery problem. The genius told me in refubrished iphones, all of the batteries are replaced with new ones. but now I feel I stiil have some problems with the battery of my refubrished iphone. (it gets hot when charging and discharging and it also needs recharging every 1 or 1.5 day)
    do you know if the batteries in refubrished iphone are brand new or not?
    Thanks :D
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't know what is considered "hot" but all batteries get warm (hot) when charging or when being actively discharged.

    Given the issues with used batteries, I have to believe apple wouldn't put a used battery in a refurb unit.
     
  3. zacharace macrumors member

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    As far as I know, they definitely do not--for just that reason. I have my doubts, though: I had abysmal battery life with my old iPhone 3G (circa mid-2009) for no apparent reason...:confused:
     
  4. ikaveh thread starter macrumors regular

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    well whether it is condired hot or warm, I did not have that for example six months ago. can anybody please confirm they are putting new batteries in refubrished or not?
    Thanks again:D
     
  5. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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  6. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Depending on how you use your iPhone during the day, I wouldn't say that a day to a day and a half between charging is that bad. If your battery is just warm when you charge it, I would say it's OK, but if it gets real hot then you need to have it looked at.
     
  7. mcmanus7 macrumors 6502a

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    refurbished iPhones get brand new housings/front glass and batteries.


    as for getting hot... that is to be expected... I'm surprised they even exchanged your phone.
     
  8. Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

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    Unless you are not touching the phone, getting 1 - 1 1/2 days on a charge is pretty much normal. WHat is your typical usage v standby time?
     
  9. ikaveh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Geniuses in the apple store were very friendly. they were willing to do the exchange
     
  10. ikaveh thread starter macrumors regular

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    my standby time i think is about 4 days.
    I use my iphone for gaming and other application like texting, emailing, facebook.....
     
  11. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes the battery will get hot and warm from charging it. Also when you are playing games the phones A4 processor will get hot. 1 - 1.5 days is the standard for smartphones these days.
     
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